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Van Vicker In First Hollywood Movie ‘Skinned’ Tags: Van Vicker Movies News Ghana

Ghanaian celebrated actor , Van Vicker. After many years in the movie industry has finally gotten the opportunity to star in his first Hollywood movie titled ‘Skinned’ with Hollywood actress /Director , Lisa Raye McCoy.

Van Vicker who’s currently in America , said that he has been very active shooting in different countries that’s why he has not been too stable in Ghana. ‘I have been very active shooting in different countries and also attending different programs. That’s why I have not been too stable in Ghana, but now i am in America shooting a Hollywood film for the first time’ he said excitingly.

Sharing his first time Hollywood shooting experience, he said. ‘the experience, is not very different from other shoots, but i must say, Raye and Avery Williams (Director and co-director) changed my whole perspective as an actor and a director.’

‘They were so professional it’s almost a crime but yet so warm and friendly. we had fun and we nailed it’ Van stated amidst laughter’.

Comparing the Ghanaian film industry to Hollywood, he said that the major difference in shooting in Hollywood and shooting in West-Africa is that, with Hollywood filming, there is a state of professionalism and everyone on the set knows their jurisdiction and takes full responsibility.

As to Gollywood film industry will ever get to the standard of Hollywood, he said that the Ghanaian film industry is not ignorant but rather, he’s glad that a number of actors and producers are getting exposed to international shoots and they can bring to bear, experiences which is going to let them know better and also do better.

Mr Van vicker said that the standards of movie- making in Ghana have not fallen because the rate, rather , he thinks it has to do with the purchasing power.

‘it seems the masses purchase more of the local films in Ghana, than the English ones , but outside Ghana, the English films are doing well, it is a matter of time and hard work’ he professed.

Lisa raye is best known for portraying Diana “Diamond” Armstrong in the film The Players Club, Neesee James on the CW sitcom All of Us from 2003 until 2007 and Keisha Greene in the VH1 romantic comedy series Single Ladies which originally aired from 2011-2014.

Source: Mustapha Inusah/Razz Newspaper

Big Brother Africa To Start On October 5 Tags: News Showbiz

The show was postponed after a fire razed down the original house two weeks ago. M-Net and Endemol SA are pleased to announce that Big Brother Hotshots will officially launch on Sunday, 5 October at 19:00 CAT.

M-Net has confirmed that a new Big Brother house has been found in Johannesburg, South Africa and that the show will be on in the next three weeks.

The show was postponed after a fire razed down the original house two weeks ago. “The search was concluded after exploring all possible options both locally and internationally, for a suitable venue to produce the ninth season of Africa’s biggest reality show,” read a statement.

“M-Net and Endemol SA are pleased to announce that Big Brother Hotshots will officially launch on Sunday, 5 October at 19:00 CAT. As they countdown to the launch, fans across the continent can look forward to some pleasant surprises in true Biggie fashion.

Source: ntvuganda.

The Wade’s Honeymoon In Africa, Plus More Wedding Outtakes (PHOTOS) Tags: News Africa Wedding Photos

The Wade’s are crazy in love and they want us to know it! It’s not clear if the newlyweds are back from their honeymoon or not, but both Gabrielle and Dwayne shared a few snaps from their private island getaway and we’re only jealous a little bit.

Mrs. Wade showed off her banging bikini bod in a white barely there suit and represented her hometown in a red Nebraska baseball cap.

The couple also revealed a few never before seen photos from their big day.

Source: baw

PHOTOS: Meet Me In Africa 2014 Showcase Fundraiser Tags: News Celebrity Entertainment

On August 20th, donors and artists came together at SpeakEasy 21 (a new restaurant that opened at Adelaiede and Young in April) to support Meet Me in Africa‘s (the philanthropic arm of Toronto-based PR agency VOCAB Communications). 

Artist showcase to benefit Mama Jane’s Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa, and to develop a sustainable environment for the children living there.

Beautiful Nubia’s Message To African Leaders Tags: News Celebrity Beautiful Nubiam Entertainment Music

Beautiful Nubia, born Segun Akinlolu isn’t a conventional singer. That much is obvious from his looks, his music and style. They say he sings what is called African folklore songs but the singer once confirmed to Potpourri that he is much more than that.

He said he is a messenger and his songs, the message.
Undoubtedly, Beautiful Nubia’s songs are built on rich folkloric traditions and native wisdom but his message is universal in thrust and theme: “Value life, respect nature and learn to live in peace with others”. 

The music speaks for the voiceless and champions the dream of a balanced society where individuals are truly free and equal. It preaches love and tolerance but also urges people to stand and defend their rights when trampled upon anywhere in the world” says Wikipaedia on his profile. But there is another streak to the dreadlocks wearing Vet turned musician and that is of activism. 

He has lent his voice to many issues in the past. The latest one, which he sent through the Blackberry messenger, is his message to African leaders.

Hear him: “Everything seems to be a source of joke and fun for the Nigerian. It could be a looming disaster like the 2015 elections, the President’s wife’s unforgivable and unfeeling public gaffes, politically sponsored bombings that spread fear and sadness, or an immediate concern such as the Ebola threat” he began.
“What should make us cry seems to make us burst out in an orgy of mirth and backslapping revelry. As we speak, African leaders are busy making a mockery of themselves in Washington and selling the future to their eternal masters. The Powers of the West are good at telling you that Africa is rising when we all know the continent is sliding more backward than ever. 

And just before they got the leaders, the smart Americans hosted a bunch of young Africans who had been handpicked as future leaders of the continent.

These ones then will become the agents who will work against their people in the years to come. So, we keep rolling our ‘nyashes’ to our pathetic pop music, celebrate our overrated “appointed” authors who speak the language of distraction, and follow the English Premier League with the kind of passion that some people put into national development.

The West is selling a dud to our present leaders, and they have already lined up those who will take over and do their bidding in the future. So, let the laughter ring from Cape Town to Calabar, from Lilongwe to Lagos, from Zanaga to Zaria, from Jo’burg to Jos. “Africa Rising– O Ye!” Jokers” he said.

Source: vanguardngr

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